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Ship faces "arrest" over unpaid crew in poor conditions

A Turkish owned merchant vessel faces arrest after being detained by British authorities in Cornwall when breaches of the Maritime Labour Convention were discovered.

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Relief for crew of detained scandal ship

The owners of the Turkish registered ship currently being detained off the Cornish coast have agreed to pay and repatriate its crew.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation had set a deadline for the owners of the Mazur to pay allowed wages and help the seafarers home.

But is says it has now decided to delay the legal arrest of the vessel on behalf of its crew and because the owners have demonstrated good faith by putting putting food onboard as well as washing machines.

Darren Procter from the International Transport Workers’ Federation says "the company is now promising to pay them all the money it owes them, and to repatriate them. If all that is owed is paid to the crew we will cease the arrest of the vessel."

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